Can Cult Movies Become Too Popular to Still Be Considered Cult?

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Some movies make a killing at the box office, while other flop and don’t make their budget back. However, they are able to gain a larger audience after they get a home release.

So, the question I ask today is: Can cult movies become too popular to still be considered “cult”?

I think that this is more of a thing that used to happen rather than something that happens today. You weren’t able to find lesser known movies back then than are can these days, especially with streaming. If something you wanted to watch wasn’t available at you local video store, you were SOL until that person brought it back.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) is the perfect example of this type of scenario. It got a huge negative reaction when it first premiered, however every Youtube video that reviews today will give it high praise. This movie definitely started off as a “cult” movie but it makes me question whether or not if it should still remain within that realm.

So what about you, screenagers? Can cult movies become too popular to still be considered “cult”?

I’ll see you in the trenches.